On Dec. 2, website traffic on healthcare.gov doubled, launching an upward trend the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services anticipates will continue. In a press call Monday, Julie Bataille, director of communications at CMS, said now that the site’s many technical bugs have been fixed, traffic is expected to grow.
Healthcare.gov may have had a rocky start, but a majority of Americans surveyed for a new poll still feel the Affordable Care Act will work, eventually. A CNN/ORC International poll released Nov. 27 found a majority of respondents think the law will straighten itself out, even though about 60 percent currently oppose it.
Healthcare.gov is on track to work smoothly for most users by the end of November, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Director of Communications Julie Bataille.
This week, Cyber and National Security Reporter Dan Verton takes you into a House homeland security committee hearing where lawmakers want to know why the Department of Homeland Security has had little or no interaction with the Department of Health and Human Services on the most significant federal website of the last decade.
U.S. lawmakers today grilled the senior cybersecurity official from the Department of Homeland Security about the potential vulnerabilities in the federal healthcare.gov website, exposing a major disconnect between the lead agency responsible for securing the dot-gov domain and the agencies that approve and manage those websites.
The plagued rollout of healthcare.gov isn’t so much a technical issue, but rooted in a larger management challenge and failure to adopt private-sector best practices in launching IT projects, according to testimony heard at the Nov. 13 hearing on the Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace.
The Department of Health and Human Services released a mediocre update of the Healthcare.gov repairs since hiring Jeff Zients to oversee the progress.
A week after the administration announced its “tech surge” to fix the ailing healthcare.gov site, more details have emerged about who exactly has been tapped to serve.
Health and Human Services Department Secretary Kathleen Sebelius apologized for the failure of healthcare.gov at an Oct. 30 hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Federal websites have continued their trend of online citizen satisfaction, despite the saliency of healthcare.gov’s failures, according to a study by ForeSee and the American Customer Satisfaction Index.
Representatives from the four main contractors involved with healthcare.gov were in the hot seat for 4.5 hours on Oct. 24, testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on issues with the troubled site.
The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services initiate IT changes to remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards.
The insurance marketplace healthcare.gov has been experiencing major user issues since its launch more than two weeks ago, and federal records show that since April more than $100 million have been added to the initial contract for the creation of the site.
It is by any objective measure one of the most talked about websites of the year. But is healthcare.gov, the central portal into the new health care exchanges setup under the Affordable Care Act, secure?
Currently, the federal government’s budget for IT is $82 billion a year, but estimates show maintaining obsolete and deficient IT resources wastes as much as $20 billion each year.
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The White House is using technology to tackle an age-old issue from a new perspective. Human trafficking is a global problem and one the administration has pledged to redouble its efforts on here in the U.S.
With Monday marking the kickoff of National Health IT Week, U.S. CTO Todd Park took the opportunity to bring his trademark enthusiasm to an already-energetic crowd at the Health and Human Services Department.
The Government Accountability Office put a comb through the IT investments of three agencies with the largest IT budgets to uncover any redundancies and found $320 million worth of duplication.
Federal agencies have been tasked with doing more with less. And so in a tough budget climate, the administration is looking to departments and agencies to establish more shared services to cut costs and reduce duplication.